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Guided winter walks

If you’re looking for guided walks in the mountains in non-winter conditions then please click here.

The mountains under the cover of snow are a beautiful sight, but without the winter skills and knowledge required to move around them safely, they can be lethal. Join Lakeland Ascents’ guides and let us keep you safe and free to enjoy the majesty of the mountain environment in winter.

At Lakeland Ascents, we pride ourselves in ensuring that your day is tailored to your own personal ambitions – you may already have an idea of your own dream walk or the summit that you want to bag, but if not then here are some of our favourite guided winter walks in the Lake District to help whet your appetite:

  • The Helvellyn Traverse, taking in Striding Edge, the summit plateau and Swirral Edge – truly Alpine under winter conditions
  • The Langdale Pikes – Pike O’Stickle and Harrison Stickle from Langdale, taking in the remains of a Neolithic axe-factory and views of a perfectly formed glacial valley
  • Crinkle Crags – possibly the most photographed skyline in the Lake District
  • The Moseldale Horseshoe – taking in Yewbarrow, Pillar and Red Pike, with expansive views of Wast Water and beyond
  • Great Gable – great at any time of year, but particularly special on Remembrance Sunday when hundreds of walkers take to the summit for 2 minutes of mountain silence
  • The Kentmere Horseshoe – experience one of the quieter, but no less exhilarating parts of the Lake District


Price: prices for a full day of your own personal guided winter walk are below. The price is the total amount to be shared by your whole group.

Group sizeTotal price shared by group
1 - 4£150
4 - 8£300

Click here to make a booking or to find out more. You can also contact us by telephone on 07702 942980.

Kit: We will talk to you about specific kit requirements when you make a booking, but you will need winter mountain clothing and footwear as a minimum. We have supply of crampons, ice axes and helmets that you can borrow, but if you have your own then it makes sense to use them.